To clean a ship's bottom by burning off seaweed

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ACTIVATED CARBON

Is a specially processed carbon, used as a filter drier. Commonly used to clean air.

ASH

A measure of the amount of inorganic material in lubricating oil. Determined by burning the oil and weighing the residue. Results expressed as percent by weight.

SHELL PLATING

The plates forming the outer side and bottom skin of the hull

FARDAGE

A wood placed in bottom of ship to keep cargo dry

HOLDING GROUND

The bottom ground of an anchorage. The expression is usually used with a modifying adjective to indicate the quality of the holding power of the material constituting the bottom

CONDENSATE POLISHER

A device used to clean the returning condensate to the boiler feedwater system.

UP FLOW

The operation of an ion-exchange unit in which solutions are passed in at the bottom and out at the top of the container.

INCINERATION AREA

An officially designated offshore area for the burning of chemical waste by specially equipped vessels. The depiction of incineration areas on charts (in conjunction with radio warnings) is necessary to insure that passing vessels do not mistake the burning of waste for a vessel on fire.

FOOT

1. the lower edge of any sail. 2. the bottom of a mast. 3. a measurement of 12 inches.

DAVY JONES LOCKER

An idiom for the bottom of the sea.

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